Top 3 Ways to Transfer Files from PC to iPad

Do you have files on your PC that you want to transfer to your iPad? Many times we might have movies, TV shows, pictures, or even music that we have in folders on our computers and we’d like to watch or listen to this media on the go with our iPads. You might also be interested in using your iPad to back up some files. Luckily, there are a few different ways that you can do this.

How to Transfer Files From PC to iPad

Here are the three best ways to transfer files from PC to iPad without iTunes:

Top 1 With TunesMate - Freely & More Control

By far, the best way PC to iPad file transfer is with an application called iMyFone TunesMate. This is basically a device manager that lets you manage and transfer files, kind of like iTunes, only much better because it gives you tons of freedom.

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Here is how to transfer music files, just as a quick example:

(1) Install iMyFone TunesMate onto your PC and plug in your iPad.
(2) Launch TunesMate and click the “Music” tab on the top.
(3) After the songs show up on the screen, pick the ones that you want to send to your iPad by clicking “Add File.”
(4) Click “Open,” and then add them to your iPad.

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This is an easy way to selectively transfer your music files from PC to iPad, but you can also do it with all sorts of files. As you can see, the huge advantage here is that you can pick exactly the kinds of files that you want to transfer. You can also transfer files even if you didn’t buy them from the official store.

Some of its key features include:

  • Transfer files to your iPad from your PC.
  • Transfer files from to your PC from your iPad.
  • Transfer files between your iOS devices, such as your iPad and your iPhone.
  • Manage your files easily.
  • Transfer files both in bulk or one by one.
  • Have complete control over your files, even if you didn’t purchase them from the official iTunes store.

Top 2 Using iCloud Drive

You can also transfer files from PC to iPad using iCloud. Here is how to do it:

(1) Download and install iCloud on your computer. If you don’t have an Apple account, you will need to make one.
(2) Launch iCloud.
(3) Drag the files that you want to transfer to the “iCloud Drive folder”.
(4) You should now be able to access the files on your iPad.

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While this seems simple enough, there are actually some limitations.

  • First, you have to use iCloud, which a lot of people may not want to use because it can take awhile to load.
  • Also, you may not be too keen on using cloud storage, considering the security risks.
  • Finally, iCloud is only free up to 5GB (not much), and after that you have to pay.

Top 3 Using Dropbox

You can also try transfer files from PC to iPad with Dropbox:

(1) Install Dropbox on your PC.
(2) Drag your files to your Dropbox folder.
(3) Install Dropbox on your iPad from App Store.
(4) Log in to your Dropbox account through your iPad.
(5) Open the file that you want.


This is an efficient way of sending files sometimes, but the problem is that, like iCloud, you’re limited in the amount that you can store on Dropbox before you have to pay. Also, this method requires you to install yet another app on your iPad, and if the space is already kind of full, this can be a pain.

The best method, as you can see, is using TunesMate. It is a lean, flexible application that can help you manage all kinds of files, from photos, music, and video, to playlists and even your contacts. You can also share back and forth between your devices and your computer in an unlimited way.

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